Patton to build supermarket in Salford
Published:  28 October, 2011

LANCASHIRE: Patton Construction is to build a 12 000m2 supermarket in Salford for Tesco.

The Co Antrim builder is expected to start work in the first quarter of 2012 on the 45m Tesco superstore.

The contractor, which also operates from a base in Milton Keynes, recently built Tesco's first green store in Ireland, picking up a Tesco Blue Award the company's top building accolade for delivering the 26-week contract six weeks early.

Patton also completed its first English design-and-build timber frame environmental Tesco store in Berwick-upon-Tweed last year, worth around 5m.

The proposed store in Pendleton will follow the Tesco Environmental Store Format. It will be built using a glulam timber frame with a total building performance target of BREEAM 'very good'.

Rooflights will allow more natural daylight into the store and a combined heat and power plant will generate electricity and make use of the waste heat.

The 24-hour superstore will be built above extensive underground parking with the first LED lighting in a UK store.

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